Alaufau Beach

Samoa, Manu a, Ofu

Alaufau Beach - Samoa, Manu a, Ofu


Located in the tranquil village of Ofu, Alaufau Beach is a pristine stretch of coastline in American Samoa. The beach is approximately half a mile long and boasts fine, white sand that gently slopes into the turquoise waters of the Pacific.


Alaufau Beach has a few amenities including bathroom access, picnic tables, and shade shelters, so it's best to come prepared for a day trip.


Visitors can indulge in a range of activities such as swimming, snorkeling, fishing, and beachcombing.


There is a parking lot available at the beach, and it is free for visitors.

Fun Fact

Fun fact: Alaufau Beach is a popular nesting site for the endangered green sea turtle. Visitors are advised to avoid disturbing the turtle nests, and the beach is monitored by conservationists to ensure the protection of these creatures.


Besides soaking up the sun and relaxing on the beach, visitors can explore the nearby National Park of American Samoa, which is renowned for its lush tropical rainforest and coral reefs. There are several hiking trails available that lead to some of the most scenic and secluded spots on the island. The nearby villages of Ofu and Olosega are also worth a visit, where visitors can experience the unique culture and hospitality of the Samoan people.


There are no restaurants or cafes on the beach, but visitors can find a few dining options in the nearby village of Ofu. Local cuisine mainly consists of seafood, and visitors can try delicacies such as palusami (taro leaves wrapped around coconut cream and fish) and oka (raw fish marinated in coconut cream and lime juice).


As Alaufau Beach is located in a secluded part of the island, there are no hotels nearby. However, visitors can find a few accommodation options in the nearby villages of Ofu and Olosega, including guesthouses and homestays that offer an authentic Samoan experience.


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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Sandee Rating: 82/100

Alaufau Beach does not have dedicated parking but has street parking near the entrance.

No, Alaufau Beach does not have lifeguards monitoring the beach – please be careful when swimming on this beach.

Alaufau Beach is not family-friendly and does not have restrooms, lifeguards, and nearby food.

Alaufau Beach boasts excellent swimming conditions, attracting swimmers of all skill levels with its gentle waves and clear waters.

Alaufau Beach does not have restrooms on or near the beach.

No, Alaufau Beach maintains a family-friendly atmosphere and does not allow nude bathing.

Alaufau Beach does not have nearby restaurants but frequently has beach vendors selling food on or near the beach.

Alaufau Beach is renowned for its vibrant beach scene, offering various activities for everyone to enjoy Scuba Diving, Snorkeling.

Alaufau Beach does not have accommodations for people with disabilities.

Alaufau Beach is not dog-friendly.

Alaufau Beach is not generally considered to be good for surfing.